Saturday, December 1, 2007

2nd Seashell


Good Morning! this is my second little painting a day - I'm really enjoying painting the seashells. I've never really painted them before, my subjects are usually human or landscape. I was given a load by my mother-in-law recently, from a trip to the beach at Hatteras (dad's a big surfer dude). They remind me of my childhood, as I grew up in a Victorian seaside town in Wales. I remember collecting shells and pebbles and keeping them in my pockets for ages, just taking one out every now and again to look at the colours and rhythms in the markings. I just find them fascinating, like looking into the fire, you can see worlds within worlds if you look closely enough.